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Jessica Alba has no plans to ditch the make-up

The actress uses cosmetics to enhance her beautiful eyes and luscious lips.

Don't expect Jessica Alba to join Hollywood's no make-up club anytime soon - she swears by cosmetics to help hide her blemishes.

The Latina lovely has created the Beauty Falling for You Makeup Palette through her successful Honest lifestyle line and assures fans she's just like them when it comes to make-up, and has always been a fan of blush and foundation since she was 12.

Talking about her daily beauty regime in the new issue of Shape magazine, Jessica explains, "I concentrate on enhancing the features that I like - namely, my eyes and lips and the tops of my cheekbones - and covering up the things I don't, like my dark circles and certain little capillaries. I'll even do a slightly smoky eye for daytime or a bold lip.

"One make-up trick I use every day is spot concealing. I do it under my eyes or just around my nose - that's where I get a little bit red. I put concealer there, then follow with some powder between my eyebrows, around the sides of my nose, and under my bottom lip. I used to think you had to set your make-up and cover your whole face with powder. But that just makes you look old. Put powder only where you really need it."

But the Sin City star hasn't always been such a make-up expert - she recently confessed to getting it all wrong when she was younger.

"I actually wore too much make-up when I was a teenager," she recently told Allure magazine. "I wore a full face and I probably (should have) worn a lot less. I didn't know that there was the no-make-up make-up look until I was in my 20s. I used to use a foundation stick and just rub it all over my face and then I would break out. Then, I would wear more make-up to cover the break out."

Recently, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Garner have hit red carpets without make-up and there's a growing trend in celebrity circles to embrace the natural look with stars posting fresh-faced selfies online.

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